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a Bosch Aquastar model GWH 1600 H L (LP gas)

Lowes has them, but I purchased it on line from a wholesaler due to the local Lowes refusal to honor a national Lowes sales flyer that had reduced the price by $100.00. The gal I spoke with was a bit snotty about it, so I began an on-line quest to find it elsewhere. Danged things are as rare as hen's teeth! The wholesaler honored the Bosch authorized reduction plus a wee bit more - once again proving it pays to deal with wholesalers. Freight-free to boot.

Once I dialed it in for flow, temp and inches of water column gas pressure, the rascal performed flawlessly. Mike had left to visit his girlfriend in Joisey & I finished the install as it was getting dark. Being a certified Master Plumber, I felt it was my duty to test the waters - so to speak(G). Nothing like an outdoor shower to invigorate and restore the soul.

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  • tankless with spark ignition - no external power - works great!

    Remote cabin where we fly fish. Members wanted unlimited hot water for the outdoor shower (had a 5-gallon RV-style water heater previously). Unlimited = tankless. But they also wanted it to be automatic and did not want a pilot to be burning 24/7. No electricity on the site.

    Gravity-fed water with just 27-PSI from a hilltop spring-house.

    Check out this tankless. The cold inlet has a built-in electric turbine that generates power to spark and run the controls. Works great!
  • lee_7
    lee_7 Member Posts: 458


    What can of tankless heater?
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Tell us more, Gramps

    who made it? What sizes does it come in? Is it a brand new product?

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  • Plumdog_2
    Plumdog_2 Member Posts: 873
    Cool!

    I put in a Paloma last week in a remote cabin. Have to light it with a built-in spark igniter, but it has a pilot "afterburner" affair that speeds up the process of waiting for gas after long periods of no use. I hadn't seen one of these in years; but the darn thing works flawlessly and NO ELECTRICITY! They use a LP genset to power the well, switch inside the cabin to turn it on, and gas lights.
  • Rich Kontny_4
    Rich Kontny_4 Member Posts: 73
    Must be.....

    > Remote cabin where we fly fish. Members wanted

    > unlimited hot water for the outdoor shower (had a

    > 5-gallon RV-style water heater previously).

    > Unlimited = tankless. But they also wanted it to

    > be automatic and did not want a pilot to be

    > burning 24/7. No electricity on the

    > site.

    >

    > Gravity-fed water with just 27-PSI from

    > a hilltop spring-house.

    >

    > Check out this

    > tankless. The cold inlet has a built-in electric

    > turbine that generates power to spark and run the

    > controls. Works great!



  • Rich Kontny_4
    Rich Kontny_4 Member Posts: 73
    Must be.....

    Similar to the generator in remote water meters or the non electric
    water softeners such as "Kinetico"

    The electricity is produce by the water flow.Poloma by the way has been around for quite a while, I installed my first one in 1978.

    Dave how was you trip to God's country (Bayfield)?

    Rich K.
  • S R Denny
    S R Denny Member Posts: 26
    Say Dave

    I don't want to be a party pooper, but it looks like your vent isn't high enough. According to the installation instructions, the height off the roof is listed as a minimum of 2' at a distance of 10'
  • simply

    spectacular! Gathered together with 45 relatives just yards from Port Asbestos (Superior), we made a ton of memories.

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  • Bingo!

    Right you are. 2' above anything within a 10' radius. Prevailing wind comes across the roof, instead of down the hill, and it gets winterized each year before the leaves are off the trees, so downdrafts aren't a concern. I wondered if anyone would spot that! As for the big box to house the tankless, it's due to clearance requirements from flammable products: 12" top & bottom, 4" to either side, & 0" from the back. I designed it to provide more clearance than the min required. Combustion air is achieved by virtue of the bottom being open. Added vents to both sides at the top to permit circulation. B-vent clearances are a bit wider than required where it penetrates the roof of the box.

    However, there were a bunch of wasps and hornets who objected to my being on a ladder at the eve where they live. I'd hit all the nests, but stragglers were arriving and they were not the least bit amused at finding their homes soaked with poison and brethern taking dirt naps. I was lucky - the cordless drill took more hits than I did. And, I exhausted the bee spray's contents doing aerial battle with more than a few while trying to assemble & fasten the stack. It needs more support too. No pun intended, but I'll 'bee' back.

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  • water heater at cabin?

    Water heater at cabin? That's cheating! The cabin I go to up in northeastern Minnesota, inside the Superior National Forest, just south of BWCAW have no electric, indoor plumbing, heating system, ( have wood burning stove) the shower water is heated on the propane stove and then poured into 5 gals bucket and that's all the water u have to get clean... Took "once in a lifetime" trip up there for new year's eve... Thanks God for global warming as it was 35 degrees above aveage of minus 15 degrees...
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